Activity Information
May 2018

Coding Buddies

Gardens Branch
Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/01

05/08

05/15

05/22

05/29
Once a week, children will work with a teen to learn the basics of code. Together they will code and play games to build a greater understanding of coding. Grades 3-5. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Drop-In Anti-Coloring Club

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Enjoy these creative activities while improving critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Thinking outside the lines is encouraged! Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
Enjoy these creative activities while improving critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Thinking outside the lines is encouraged! Ages 6-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Stressbusters!

Glades Road Branch
Beat the end of the school year stress by making your own stress balls! Materials provided. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
Beat the end of the school year stress by making your own stress balls! Materials provided. Ages 7-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Eclectic Art Club

Main Library
Share your art with others just like you — whether it is writing, painting, drawing, singing, playing music or anything else! Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
Share your art with others just like you — whether it is writing, painting, drawing, singing, playing music or anything else! Snacks provided. Ages 11 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Mining for Chocolate Chips!

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day and mine for chocolate chips! Cookies provided. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. (30 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day and mine for chocolate chips! Cookies provided. Ages 5-12. Limit 20. (30 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Spanish in Practice: Intermediate

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) 
05/01

05/08

05/15

05/22

05/29
Practice speaking Spanish in conversations about food, travel, news and more. Intermediate knowledge of the language is required. (90 min.) 
May 2018

Adventures With Jack & Annie

West Boynton Branch
Celebrate Mary Pope Osborne’s birthday with an afternoon of activities featuring her famous, "Magic Tree House" series.  Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
Celebrate Mary Pope Osborne’s birthday with an afternoon of activities featuring her famous, "Magic Tree House" series.  Ages 6 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Live Homework Help: Tutor.com

Belle Glade Branch
Learn about free online tutoring available through the library; feel free to come with homework. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
05/01

05/08

05/15
Learn about free online tutoring available through the library; feel free to come with homework. (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
May 2018

Jumping Frog Origami

Wellington Branch
It's National Frog Jumping Day! Celebrate by making some jumping origami frogs and compare whose frog jumps highest. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
It's National Frog Jumping Day! Celebrate by making some jumping origami frogs and compare whose frog jumps highest. Ages 5-12. Limit 25. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Experience

West Boca Branch
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.) 
05/01

05/15

05/22

05/30
Explore, learn, create and play; immerse yourself in a 3-D environment! Ages 9 & up. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

The Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) Presents: Cord Cutting 101

West Boca Branch
Learn about streaming alternatives to cable and satellite TV including devices, services and resources needed to break up with your provider and save money. (2 hr.) 
05/15
Learn about streaming alternatives to cable and satellite TV including devices, services and resources needed to break up with your provider and save money. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Poetry Workshop

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry.  (75 min.) 
05/01

05/08

05/15

05/22

05/29
Award-winning poet Stacie M. Kiner critiques and discusses some of the world’s finest contemporary and classic poetry.  (75 min.) 
May 2018

Book-A-Librarian

Belle Glade Branch
Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/08

05/15

05/22

05/29
Personalized attention in areas of computer and mobile devices, genealogy and online resources, to name a few.  Space is limited. First come, first served. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Tea & Chinese Calligraphy

Lantana Road Branch
Discover a new art form of calligraphy with Chinese brush accompanied by the aroma and taste of Chinese tea. Materials provided. Refreshments provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
Discover a new art form of calligraphy with Chinese brush accompanied by the aroma and taste of Chinese tea. Materials provided. Refreshments provided. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Storytelling: I'll Tell You Mine, If You'll Tell Me Yours

Glades Road Branch
Join storyteller Vera Fried and have fun sharing your stories and hearing from others. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/15
Join storyteller Vera Fried and have fun sharing your stories and hearing from others. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

English Exchange

Greenacres Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
05/01

05/08

05/15

05/22

05/29
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Kiddie Stay & Play

Royal Palm Beach Branch
Meet up with your friends for a fun play date featuring toys, books, puzzles, puppets and our puppet theater. Ages 2-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/01

05/08

05/15
Meet up with your friends for a fun play date featuring toys, books, puzzles, puppets and our puppet theater. Ages 2-5. Space is limited. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Tech Talk: One-On-One

Glades Road Branch
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader.  (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
05/08

05/10

05/15

05/17

05/22

05/24

05/29

05/31
We can help you improve your computer skills, as well as assist you in becoming more familiar with your tablet, smartphone, or e-reader.  (30 min.) Call to make an appointment.
May 2018

Toddler Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/08In Praise of Moms II.

05/15Hats!

05/22Is it Summer Yet?
Themed stories and creative activities for our youngest members and their parents. Ages 1-2. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Be a Reading Buddy

Main Library
Wanted: Teen volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together.  Grades 11-12. Space is limited. Preregister. 
05/01

05/02

05/03

05/04

05/05

05/06

05/07

05/08

05/09

05/10

05/11

05/12

05/13

05/14

05/15

05/16

05/17

05/18

05/19

05/20
Wanted: Teen volunteers for our Reading Buddies program! Help struggling readers in Grades K-5 once a week and practice reading together.  Grades 11-12. Space is limited. Preregister. 
May 2018

English Exchange

Wellington Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
05/07

05/14

05/21
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Chess Club

Wellington Branch
Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
05/14
Basic game knowledge is required. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Haitian Creole 101

Belle Glade Branch
Want to learn a new language? Bito David will walk you through this mini-language session to give you the building block basics of the Creole language.  (2 hr.) 
05/14
Want to learn a new language? Bito David will walk you through this mini-language session to give you the building block basics of the Creole language.  (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Movie & Popcorn Night

Jupiter Branch
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." ©Paramount Pictures. (123 min.) Popcorn provided. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
05/14
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance." ©Paramount Pictures. (123 min.) Popcorn provided. Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
May 2018

STEM: Make & Discover - Secret Codes

Okeechobee Boulevard Branch
Create, play and learn about secret codes through hands-on activities and games.  Ages 8-12. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/14
Create, play and learn about secret codes through hands-on activities and games.  Ages 8-12. Limit 15. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

The Great Courses® DVD Lecture Series

Greenacres Branch
The World of Biblical Israel.  Kingdoms and King Making. Politics and Economy of a Centralized Cult. Limit 40. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
05/14
The World of Biblical Israel.  Kingdoms and King Making. Politics and Economy of a Centralized Cult. Limit 40. (60 min.) Preregister. Shown with permission. Not rated.
May 2018

Homework Club

Wellington Branch
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.) 
05/07

05/14

05/21
Enjoy a quiet space to study, read and complete homework. Ages 5-12. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Meditation

Glades Road Branch
John Bednarik demonstrates how meditation can reduce stress and anxiety. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/14
John Bednarik demonstrates how meditation can reduce stress and anxiety. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Documentary + Discussion: "Boca Raton: The Secret Weapon That Won WWII"

Hagen Ranch Road Branch
Producer Francesca De Onis will be visiting to provide a look at the work and research that went into the project. Film viewing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.
05/14
Producer Francesca De Onis will be visiting to provide a look at the work and research that went into the project. Film viewing will follow. (90 min.) Preregister.  Shown with permission. Not rated.
May 2018

Medicare 101

Lantana Road Branch
A more in-depth overview of all Medicare options. We discuss the different Medicare plan options and benefits.  (90 min.) Preregister. 
05/14
A more in-depth overview of all Medicare options. We discuss the different Medicare plan options and benefits.  (90 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

English Exchange

West Boca Branch
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
05/07

05/14

05/21
Practice speaking English in a fun and informal atmosphere. Intermediate knowledge of the language is recommended. (2 hr.) 
May 2018

Toddler Sensory Stations

West Boynton Branch
Toddlers will rotate through a variety of stations, all to stimulate their senses and encourage them to explore. Ages 1-2. Limit 25. (40 min.) Preregister. 
05/14
Toddlers will rotate through a variety of stations, all to stimulate their senses and encourage them to explore. Ages 1-2. Limit 25. (40 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Bouncing Babies

West Boca Branch
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister. 
05/14
Baby and parents or caregivers are invited to share in a time of stories, songs and fingerplays. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Rhythm Explorers

Lantana Road Branch
Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a bottle of water. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/14
Get your wiggles out! An amazing and active journey through sound and music. Bring a bottle of water. Ages 2-4. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Baby Play Date

Belle Glade Branch
Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) 
05/07

05/14

05/21
Features toys, baby board books, puppets, rhymes and songs. Ages 3-12 mos. (30 min.) 
May 2018

Introduction to Etching

Glades Road Branch
Printmaker Kim Spivey guides participants through the etching process on grounded copper plate. Limit 30. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
05/14
Printmaker Kim Spivey guides participants through the etching process on grounded copper plate. Limit 30. (2 hr.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Sahaja Meditation

Acreage Branch
This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/13
This time-honored technique reduces stress, brings better focus and helps you become more balanced. Ages 16 & up. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Sunday Cinema

Gardens Branch
"Phantom Thread." ©Focus Features. (130 min.) Preregister. R
05/13
"Phantom Thread." ©Focus Features. (130 min.) Preregister. R
May 2018

Springtime Illuminations

Jupiter Branch
Bring the brilliant colors of springtime into your room! Ages 7-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/13
Bring the brilliant colors of springtime into your room! Ages 7-17. Limit 10. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Mother's Day Nail Art

Lantana Road Branch
Give mom a spa treatment for Mother's Day by painting her nails. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
05/13
Give mom a spa treatment for Mother's Day by painting her nails. Ages 5 & up. Space is limited. (60 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Coding With Tech Toys: Snap Circuits®

Greenacres Branch
Learn about electricity by connecting circuits to create an array of projects in a snap. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/12
Learn about electricity by connecting circuits to create an array of projects in a snap. Ages 8-12. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Mother’s Day Crafts

Belle Glade Branch
Make a special gift for moms, aunties and grandmothers. All ages.
05/12
Make a special gift for moms, aunties and grandmothers. All ages.
May 2018

CANCELLED - Endangered Species Awareness

West Boca Branch
We’ll learn about some of the local wildlife and what is being done to protect and help these animals. Decorate a small birdhouse to take home. Grades 6-12. Preregister. 
05/12
We’ll learn about some of the local wildlife and what is being done to protect and help these animals. Decorate a small birdhouse to take home. Grades 6-12. Preregister. 
May 2018

Dungeons & Dragons

Acreage Branch
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 
05/05 Cancelled

05/12 Cancelled

05/19 Cancelled
Adventure in the world of Dungeons & Dragons with fellow wizards, warriors and battle evil monsters to bring goodness back to the world. Snacks provided. Ages 12 & up. Space is limited. (2.5 hr.) 
May 2018

Community Seed, Seedling & Plant Exchange

Lantana Road Branch
Master Gardener Debra Marcelle-Coney welcomes you to this monthly exchange! Bring your cuttings, seeds, seedlings and plants you would like to trade.  (90 min.) 
05/12
Master Gardener Debra Marcelle-Coney welcomes you to this monthly exchange! Bring your cuttings, seeds, seedlings and plants you would like to trade.  (90 min.) 
May 2018

Pizza, Pages & Motion Pictures: "Matilda," by Roald Dahl 

Main Library
"Matilda." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (98 min.) We will have a brief book discussion before we watch the movie adaptation. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. PG
05/12
"Matilda." ©Columbia Pictures Industries Inc. (98 min.) We will have a brief book discussion before we watch the movie adaptation. Snacks provided. Ages 8-12. Space is limited. (2 hr.) Preregister. PG
May 2018

Family Story Time: Happy Mother's Day!

Greenacres Branch
Bring your family and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and games honoring ladies that we love. Make a craft you can take home for someone special. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/12
Bring your family and enjoy stories, rhymes, songs and games honoring ladies that we love. Make a craft you can take home for someone special. All ages. (45 min.) Preregister. 
May 2018

Super Saturday Story Times

Loula V. York Branch
Young children and their parents are invited to share stories, music and creative activities. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Preregister. 
05/05In Praise of Moms I.

05/12In Praise of Moms II.

05/19Hats!

05/26Is it Summer Yet?
Young children and their parents are invited to share stories, music and creative activities. Ages 2-7. (45 min.) Preregister. 

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